Assad disarmament held up by Russia-US wrangle

23 Sep

NEW YORK (AFP) – Russian objections to a tough UN Security Council resolution on Syria’s chemical weapons are holding up an international plan to destroy President Bashar al-Assad’s banned poison arms, diplomats said Monday.

With world leaders gathering at the UN General Assembly in New York, the deadlock is a new blow to international efforts to halt the 30-month-old conflict.

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